Boston, MA Real Estate News

Real Estate Market in Back Bay Boston, MA Buyers and investors who have are serious about the Real Estate Market in Back Bay Boston MA in April 2014  should now have enough facts to get them started on their real estate journey in this community. The data provided in this report is from Market Insider (MI) published by Market Leader.  MI consolidates data from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales and more.  Whether you are a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions.  Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed Back Bay Boston, MA Understanding the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay).  By comparing these price trends, you will have a go...
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By Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor
(Realty One Group)
Tribute to Boston Marathon Survivors        Survivors of the Boston Marathon have inspired so many to overcome what trials they are going through. None of the survivors have given up. As Joe Biben said:      ".... we will never yield, we will never cower. America will never ever, ever stand down. We are Boston, we are America, we respond, we endure, we overcome. And we own the finish line."          We are inspired to not jettison what we value the most due to fear that terrorists or home grown extremists tried to instill in Boston and in America. We refused to yield and we are Boston strong! Ordinary Americans have an uncommon and unordinary resolve. Ordinary citizens do extrordinary things.      Four people were killed and more than 260 were injured in the blasts on April 15, 2013    ...
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By Ingrid Johnson
(The Russell Realty Group)
  For Sale By Owner Dangers When it comes time to sell real estate, owners sometimes contemplate selling on their own. Just like plumbing repairs, taxes, and other tasks, it is possible to do it yourself but sometimes the time, expense, and end result may not be of the that a professional can achieve. Technique, knowledge, and experience are essential, particularly when it comes to selling such a big investment. The following are for sale by owner dangers in Greater Boston MA that sellers may want to consider. Proper Pricing Determining the correct price can mean the difference between your listing selling quickly or not selling at all. Many homeowners make the mistake of using old appraisals, the selling price of a non-comparable house, or stagnant listings currently for sale to determ...
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By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
HOLI HAI! Mela Colors & Dance Party - Indoors Holi is part of the Indian culture and our memories! It is time to recreate this fun time in Boston!! This organization brought you the first Holi Hai Mela back in 2004. After finding the perfect venue for Holi, they are doing it again this year! BostonDesiEvents.com in association with GenerationDesi.com bring you Boston Holi Hai Mela 2014! An opportunity to play with Holi colors indoors right in Boston! So come rain, or snow, we are going to celebrate & have a good time. Over 500 plus capacity - right in Boston-Fenway area! Please check BostonDesiEvents.com for any changes on the day of the event! Here are some event details: Holi colors will be included with tickets and will be played in a large venue-indoors! Multiple food stalls: North ...
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By Ruth Lerner
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Here is a collection of Boston blogs.  They are either about the City or written by local bloggers with global relevance.     First great places to eat, learn a bit of our history, learn about parenthood and cycling in Boston.   If you know a local blogger I've missed, please let me know in the comments or add it through List.ly.   Boston MA Local Blogs View more lists from Ruth Lerner
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If you are looking to buy a luxury condo in downtown Boston (Back Bay, South End, Midtown, Beacon Hill, North End or Theatre District with 2 or more bedrooms and 2 or more baths), you are going to probably be paying more in 2014.  Looking at the data from MLSPIN, we see the strong upward trend for this market continuing for the foreseeable future.
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Failure is part of my every day. Whoopee!  I know it seems counter intuitive doesn't it, but it isn't.  Successful people fail more often and more consistently than unsuccessful people.  Think of it.  A baby learning to craw falls down a great deal, but that doesn't stop them.  As we learn to first craw, then walk and for some of us to run in the real estate world we must try and fail on a daily basis.  Not all your prospects will work with you, not all of your presentations will end up being listings, not all your listings will sell for full price--SO WHAT.  It is not a matter of falling down, it is always how you get up and get at it again that makes a difference, right? Learn to fail as aggressively as you are striving for success. The two are intertwined on a daily basis. Not always...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston, Back Bay Condominium Market Report 2013 had 652 houses that were on the market, sold, expired or canceled in 2013. This is enough condominiums in Back Bay for everyone to find and secure a great place to live in this wonderful and historic area of Boston. The Back Bay has held it’s values and has gained in some areas of the community. Filled with sports stars, celebrities, industry titans, students and regular families Boston’s Back Bay is a place you can find your Boston Area Move In Home. Take a look at these amazing numbers. Back Bay Condo for Sale Marlborough St on the right Condominium Active Listings: 53    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,080.02     Avg. List$: $3,140,640    Avg. List$/SqFt: $1,319     Avg. DOM: 118.49 Condominium Under Agreement Listings: 25    Avg. Liv.Area SqFt:...
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By Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant
(Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)
  New Energy Scoring Regulations Approved for Boston, Massachusetts   According to a recent press release by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), the City of Boston Air Pollution Control Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday December 18th, to approve new regulations pursuant to the Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure law passed in May.   As approved, the Boston Building Labeling Law requires all buildings over 35,000 square feet, including apartments, condominiums and commercial buildings to collect, report and publicly disclose to city regulators the energy and water use of each building. Affected buildings that do meet city standards will be required to undergo an energy audit or other assessment every five years at the owner’s cost. Building owners, including condom...
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By Sharon Seabury, SEO & Web Developer and Real Estate Broker
(Twin Pinnacle Realty)
Hi All, A short introduction.  I am a Real Estate Broker, a Software Engineer (20 Years Experience in Mass High Tech) and recent Ironman!! I have been a Rainmaker in the past, and just signed up again.  I had enjoyed prior contacts and user experience. Where am I today....I just launched a redesigned website.  I believe that quality content and a good user experience will trump everything else. Today, if you have a moment -I would like some candid feedback on my new site.  So...let me have the good the bad the... New England Premiere Boston Condo Sales and Rentals If you are from New England, I hope you have dug out from all that snow!   Sharon  
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: what is a Charlie Card??     If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, an ultra luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com.   I am a pet friendly realtor and I contribute a portion of my commissions to local animal rescue organizations.   
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This luxury property contains a sunny, spacious floorplan, high ceilings, oversized windows, and is elevator-accesssible. The kitchen contains granite countertops and hand-crafted cabinetry. All rooms contain wiring for sound and TV, and the powder room features a hand-crafted marble vanity, For more information on this property, please click here.
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This sunny penthouse features 3 floors, multiple fireplaces, a state of the art viking kitchen, and a master suite bedroom with double walk-in showers. The home has access to a private rooftop deck and a private entrance which can easily access the parking garage. For more in formation on this property, please click here.
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Thinking of Selling Your Boston Condo If you are thinking of selling your condo in Boston, I want to give you some items of value when thinking about selling your condo. There are many snags that can cause a condo not to sell other than a buyer's financing falling through. The condo complex itself may or may not qualify. Below I review some of the items you should be aware of if you are thinking of selling your Boston condo.  Condos are a Pathway to Homeownership Condos in Boston have long been a part of the pathway to homeownership for many Bostonians seeking to purchase their first home. Condos in Boston usually provide the least expensive way to access a market that would be restricted otherwise. Condo markets have become the place where many single buyers and people looking to downs...
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By Evan Russell
(Russell Realty Group )
Choosing a Real Estate Brokerage to Work for Successful Real Estate Agents look for four things when choosing a Broker to hang your license with: a broker they can learn from a broker they can have fun with a broker they can make money with a broker they can grow with Every Boston area real estate broker will give you their opinion about the condition of the real estate market if you let them. You can’t allow them to just pour their junk into you; you need to take in thoughts and ideas from a knowledgeable broker you want to be like, a broker that inspires you! When you spend time with a broker you can learn from, don’t dominate the conversation...listen to them! Evan Russell delivers his training in many different ways, like his weekly podcast that can found in iTunes or live at www.ev...
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By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
This elegant, private estate contains a fireplace, breakfast bar, recently renovated interior, and a spacious floorplan. The home is complimented with a grassy yard and porch. For more info on this property, please click here.
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Many of us have searched tirelessly for that ideal Boston MA Real Estate for sale but only come up with properties force us to comprimise on some level.  But what about when that perfect property comes along that you know will have others competing to purchase it?  How far would you go to get the deal done on a property like that?  Well, take a look at this interesting infographic which gives some interesting stats on what buyers will do under those circumstances.
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For any one who has experienced the actual process of finding and purchasing a Boston MA Condo or home, you may have wanted to yell at your television when you see how easy and simple the process appears to be within the world of real estate related reality TV shows.  This interesting infographic, below, details how the process is distorted to make the whole thing more entertaining and suitable for a 30 minute television program.  Take a look and contact the Boston Realty Team at 617-987-4811, 24/7, for help with the "real" process of finding and buying that perfect property!
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Gary Dwyer is Broker / Owner of Buyer Agents of Boston, LLC, an Exclusive Buyer Agency real estate firm serving all neighborhoods of Boston as well as Cambridge, Brookline, Somerville, Newton, Arlington, Lexington, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester and Belmont.    For this update, I am going to be concentrating on the Boston real estate market for 3Q 2013 – updates on additional towns can be found on my website www.BuyerAgentsOfBoston.com/posts  All information was obtained from the Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network (MLSPIN)   The Boston real estate market is broken down into many different neighborhoods and it is impossible to give one “average” price for a Boston home.  Some areas (i.e.: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End) have some of the most expensive real estate in ...
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If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate in Boston then this infographic has information that should be important to you.  Notice in this grpahic that interest rates are generally expected to rise in the next twelve months and this change could have a drastic effect on the bottom line of your transaction.  So pay attention, don't delay, and contact our experts at the Boston Realty Team for help with finding your perfect property.  Call us 24/7 at 617-987-4811.
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